November 08, 2005

Wind Column

I wonder about random things. One of these things is wind power. I've never gotten past the idea that these 3-wing propeller-type generators seem to require a lot of engineering precision, complexity and cost to build. There has to be a simpler, better way. One way, it seemed to me would be to extend and stand the propeller up on its side, kind of like a silo with fins, instead of putting it on a big tower. Maybe this is a good idea, maybe not. At least, now, I can watch this company, TMA, to see if they succeed. I hope they do.

Opensource energy article.

Slashdot article